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UPDATE: World Literature at the Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference (NePCA)

Portsmouth, NH
Organization: Northeast Popular/American Culture Association
Event: NePCA
Categories: Postcolonial, Hispanic & Latino, Popular Culture, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2019-11-15 to 2019-11-16 Abstract Due: 2019-06-01

The World Literature area for the 2019 Northeast Popular/American Culture Association conference is accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students. NEPCA’s 2018 annual conference will be held from Friday, November 15-Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH.

The NEPCA World Literature area welcomes papers that explore both individual works of world literature as well as contemporary issues in the field of World Literature.  Questions under consideration could include how to understand what world literature is, how best to teach works of world literature as well as the exploration of current trends in postcolonial, world and comparative literatures.  Possible topics include but are not limited to:

·       Strategies for teaching World Literature

·       Publication, reception and audience of World Literature

·       World Literature and the American classroom

·       Violence in World Literature

·       Trends in World Literature

·       The Future of World Literature

·       Translation

·       World Literature and Genre

Please submit paper proposals of 250-400 words to the World Literature area chair Susan Gorman (susan.gorman@mcphs.edu) by June 1, 2019 via the paper proposal form available on the NEPCA website (https://goo.gl/forms/QdMp1Ov9bUKYTSin1).  Please ensure that your proposal is jargon-free and understandable to a broad audience.  Your submission should also include a current CV.

For more information, and to access a copy of the paper proposal form, please visit the NEPCA website: https://nepca.blog/conference/.

Susan Gorman, Area Chair
World Literature
MCPHS University

179 Longwood Avenue

Boston, MA 02115
Email: susan.gorman@mcphs.edu
Visit the website at https://nepca.blog/conference/



Susan Gorman